Skip to content

South’s top young retailers selected


Three finalists are up for the lower South Island ServiceIQ Retail Professional Award. The winner will be announced on 22 September and will go forward to represent the South in the national awards, announced on 22 October.

The southern finalists are:

IQ Ribbon Icon Gold
Jess Pulham

Carvin Streetwear, Gore

IQ Ribbon Icon Gold
Joe Bishop

NZ Rockshop, Dunedin

IQ Ribbon Icon Gold
Kyle Newton

Noel Leeming Crawford Street, Dunedin

Jess is tireless and enthusiastic, according to Carvin Streetwear Managing Director Chanelle Purser. “I continually get told by customers down the street how Jess impresses them with her help and fashion knowledge.”

Joe’s retail experience is part of his love of music, says NZ Rockshop Director Brett Wells. “Everything in his store is driven from the perspective of what is the best outcome for the client: all other considerations are secondary.”

Kyle has grown enormously since he joined Noel Leeming three years ago. “We hold very high hopes for Kyle in his future in the retail sector and I have no hesitation in putting his name forward for nomination”, says Noel Leeming Regional Trainer Colin Hutchinson.

All ServiceIQ Retail Professional nominees have worked in retail for four years or less, and have completed or are studying towards a ServiceIQ National Certificate in Retail.

ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington congratulates the southern finalists and their employers. “Making it to the regional final is an endorsement of the efforts these keen young retailers have made, and acknowledges their employers’ investment in quality staff training. We’re excited to be launching these new awards and look forward to discovering New Zealand’s rising stars of retail.”

For more information, please contact ServiceIQ on 0800 863 693 or email